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a collection of the most aesthetically pleasing photos in my life - a portfolio and a scrapbook.

all photographs are taken by me unless otherwise noted.

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Came across this family of deer with @eviemariek. Stay gold #southcharlotte.

Came across this family of deer with @eviemariek. Stay gold #southcharlotte.

In preparation for my trip to SlowExposures Photo Festival in Zebulon, Georgia next week I reread Sally Mann's text in Deep South today. The excerpt below addresses memory and being a southerner, two themes that have been on my mind of late.  

"Living in the South often means slipping out of a temporal joint, a peculiar phenomenon that I find both nourishes and wounds. To identify a person as a Southerner suggest not only that her history is inescapable and formative but that it is also impossibly present. Southerners live uneasily at the nexus between myth and reality, watching the mishmash amalgam of sorrow, humility, honor, graciousness, and renegade defiance play out against a backdrop of profligate physical beauty.

… Because of [the South’s] history of defeat and loss, we Southerners embrace the Proustian concept that the only true paradise is a lost paradise. Like Proust, we know love emerges from loss and becomes memory, and that memory informs and enriches art.” 

More ego boosting. #charlottesgotalot chartown #queencity #northcarolina

More ego boosting. #charlottesgotalot chartown #queencity #northcarolina

Everything and nothing changes. #thehumancondition #nascarhall  (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

Everything and nothing changes. #thehumancondition #nascarhall (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

You can’t be too rich or too thin. #badadvice #pillowtalk  (at Moorland Drive)

You can’t be too rich or too thin. #badadvice #pillowtalk (at Moorland Drive)

Not a bad break room. #chartown #queencity  (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

Not a bad break room. #chartown #queencity (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

I’ll never let go #kodak, I’ll never let go. #tmax4ever @nascarhall  (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

I’ll never let go #kodak, I’ll never let go. #tmax4ever @nascarhall (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

Well shucks. #charlotte #chartown  #queencity  (at Uptown, Charlotte, North Carolina)

Well shucks. #charlotte #chartown #queencity (at Uptown, Charlotte, North Carolina)

Chill first day of work at the new venue. #photoglife @nascarhall  (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

Chill first day of work at the new venue. #photoglife @nascarhall (at NASCAR Hall of Fame)

Had to after PT because I’m only three weeks out of surgery and off my crutches! #treatyourself #cheerwine #legendary  (at SouthPark Eats Alternative)

Had to after PT because I’m only three weeks out of surgery and off my crutches! #treatyourself #cheerwine #legendary (at SouthPark Eats Alternative)

This is how we do baseball in the south. #goknights (at BB&T Ballpark)

This is how we do baseball in the south. #goknights (at BB&T Ballpark)

Another gorgeous afternoon full of memories in my backyard. #latergram #southcharlotte #swimmingpool  (at Moorland Drive)

Another gorgeous afternoon full of memories in my backyard. #latergram #southcharlotte #swimmingpool (at Moorland Drive)

Had to snap this #vinstagram before I said, “STOPPPP!!” #sillycat #smellycat  (at Moorland Drive)

Had to snap this #vinstagram before I said, “STOPPPP!!” #sillycat #smellycat (at Moorland Drive)

Excited to be part of the Feature Shoot Desert Landscape show judged by Heidi Romano of Unless You Will. #tbt to when I hiked Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park and I only had one ACL. Check out the rest of the show here. 

Excited to be part of the Feature Shoot Desert Landscape show judged by Heidi Romano of Unless You Will. #tbt to when I hiked Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park and I only had one ACL. Check out the rest of the show here

Perfect Carolina blue sky day for a visit to the #countryclub. What a southern treat?!  (at Quail Hollow Club)

Perfect Carolina blue sky day for a visit to the #countryclub. What a southern treat?! (at Quail Hollow Club)